Hi, I am helping my ex's mother with doctor and hospital visits. He has just been diagnosed with cirrhosis and has been in hospital now for a week. I have noticed that the report from the gastroenterologist with his diagnosis also contains the information, obtained from my ex and his mother, that there has been no history of liver disease in his family. I know however that his father was a chronic alcoholic and though apparently he died from pneumonia he also had Korsakoff's syndrome for years before he died, which I believed was an indicator/symptom of advanced liver disease. Reading about genetic factors, haemocromatosis etc, I wondered how important it is that doctors have this information?
Thanks for your help.